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How Army’s killing by bullets resulted in suspicious killing by injection

By Intersociety  (Onitsha Nigeria: 12th October 2017)-The greatest threat facing the Nigerian Army, its integrity and professionalism (if any) as well as its general acceptance and factorization into the multi ethno-religious Federation of Nigeria is its present lopsided composition; designed and executed by the present Buhari/Osinbajo Administration since 29th May

Rights violations: PRAWA harps on sustained training for security, justice institutions

Jude Johnson  The Prisons Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), has called for sustained training for personnel of security agencies and justice sector to stem the tide of rising cases of human rights violations in Nigeria.   PRAWA, a Non-Governmental Organisation, made this call on Monday at a workshop in Abuja organised in collaboration

Boko Haram:  UNICEF lauds release of 752 suspects from military custody

Jude Johnson  The UNICEF has commended the release of 752 Boko Haram suspects mostly women, children and elderly men from Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday. UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Ms. Pernille Ironside, in a statement  on Thursday,  said that the children are victims of Boko Haram terrorism instead of being held as

ECOWAS agrees on measures to protect children from violence, abuse

Jude Johnson  The  member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), have in a decision that will have positive implications for millions of children in West Africa, agreed to a range of concrete measures to protect children from violence, abuse and exploitation. The Communication Specialist, Communication and External Relations

UNHCR: Countries increasingly using refugees as political football

GENEVA — The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, warns that asylum for people fleeing war and persecution is eroding as countries increasingly use refugees as a political football to further their local and national interests. As the UNHCR opened its annual weeklong refugee conference in Geneva, the agency reports a

Boko Haram: Rights Group condemns forcible deportation of 100,000 Nigerians refugees

By Joan Ejembi The Human Right Watch (HRW) has raised alarm   over forcible deportation of 100,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, who had escaped Boko Haram terrorist violence. The right group which observed that the action was a   breach of international agreements also accused soldiers of attacking and sexually exploiting the refugees. Cameroon is

HURIWA to Buhari: Dont destroy South East 

•Take python dance to Sambisa not populate areas Josephine Ella-Ejeh  The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end the ongoing military occupation of South East of Nigeria under the codename Operation Python Dance II (Egwu Eke II). Arguing that the Federal Government of Nigeria under president

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